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-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that were absoluty devastated. >> those are creepy pictures. >>> here's what we know in terms of the numbers. 76 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new york subways are starting to run in limited areas, limited service. but they are running free through friday. that should help
. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in torqnew york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead, including this father and son, found locked in a final embrace. overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a tsunami-like wave as high as 20 feet that devastated entire neighborhoods. >> it was coming in, rushing, like a rapids. it was just coming, it was just curving around that corner and rushing down. >> reporter: the water may be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >> fema won't help us. >>
that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of the stranded. you all right? but we saw only a few gas crews out here. they have to make this place safe first. for all those, who, like mary ward, have lost so much, but who yet have so much to live for. >> i have nothing left. these aren't even my clothes. >> reporter: when you look at it, how do you feel? >> glad to be alive. >> looking forward to a better tomorrow, and there will be one. >>> next up, inside a manhattan in crisis. my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden at one of new yor
news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. watch dog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friend with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used the name in the summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. >> reporter: the new york businessman broke off dealing with kelley when she asked for an $80 million commission. no immediate comment from kel y kelley. a source said he had nothing to do with jill kelley's deal and
storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost some $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another sty. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and givin
officials, do not forget us. and we want to show you some new and apocalyptic images coming in from the storm zone now. children wandering in a kind of moon scape. teams of rescuers patrolling streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there, where after four days, the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house, where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks her
finish to his bid for re-election. and jake tapper joins us from chicago. you tell me the last couple days have been emotional ones for the president. >> reporter: they have been emotional. i'm standing in the arena, where likely this evening, president obama will either declare victory or concede defeat. it's been emotional. president obama tearing up after seeing the former aides and advisers, joining him on the trail. one adviser comparing it to the lost episode of a tv series, when all of the characters join for that show. that's not to say they feel this is the end. they feel optimistic. they feel a little bit of wind at their back. the president and first lady arrived in chicago at around 1:00 this morning. spending the night in their hyde park house. their return to the windy city caps a whirlwind push on monday. it culminated in an emotional rally in front of 20,000 iowans, just a few yards away from his former campaign headquarrs in 2007-2008. >> to all of you who lived and breathe the hard work of change, i want to thank you. >> reporter: less than an hour before, the presid
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the extended map. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference in 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. to get people out to vote. 28% of the so-called new voters they've registered, 1.8 million americans, they've cast their ballots. >
waiting to see if they have a home to go back to. >>> well, no doubt it is the very last thing any of us want to hear right now. as you heard in ron claiborne's report just a second ago, another storm could be on the way to this area. >> it's unbelievable. forecasters say a nor'easter is developing off the coast. here's meteorologist jim dickey of accuweather.com. >> good morning, rob and sunny. unfortunately, keeping it chilly across the northeast. many spots without power. these are temperatures you expect you step out the door this morning. many in the 30s. burlington, syracuse, around the freezing point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potential coastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical no
. there are just 47 days to christmas. easy for us to believe in new york city here with all the snow on the ground. keep in mind, halloween was last week. >> that's crazy. the post office wants to make sure you get your holiday packages where they need to go. so later today officials kick off the holiday mailing and shipping season. and will announce the mail by and ship by dates. so mark your calendar for that. >> right after christmas comes new year's day. master of the obvious, right. when the big tax hikes and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are scrambling to head them off. >> investors are not betting on it. the nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. the biggest selloff of the year. abc's reporter has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are on to the so-called fiscal cliff a
of using limited bus service available. things will ease a bit today. parts of the city's extensive subway cyst,000 tell are reopening today. and measures are being put in place to ease gridlock on the streets. >> some folks had extremely long commutes because of the gridlock, yeah. resourcefulne resourcefulness, new york style. these folks hit a bank and used its power to charge cell phones. customers across northeast are having trouble completing calls because of knocked out transmission sites. late yesterday, at & t, team mobile, announced plans to share their networks during the aftermath. nice move, companies! >> new yorkers. >> been together. can you hear me now? >> resill yenlt groups. one of the heartbreaking images from storm coverage came from queens where row upon rope of houses burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up
section of a marina that used to be on this side of the harbor. >> reporter: with the worst of the storm past, the daunting cleanup process has begun. >> i wanted to own a boat. but not this way. now, it looks like i own three boats. >> reporter: despite the long road ahead, police have faith in the residents. >> just because i wear a uniform doesn't make me a hero. people out there with their will and the ability to pull together are the real heroes. >> there were crews here that were on the clock for hours and hours and hours. >> reporter: not able to see their own families. >> that's right. >> reporter: worried about saving new yorkers. >> that's right, yes. that's what the police are here for. >> reporter: ready to go above and beyond the call of duty to help get this city back on its feet. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to john. >>> now, to the latest casualty of sandy. the new york city marathon has never been canceled. not by weather. not by 9/11. this year, the mayor's insistence that the show must go on, was met with massive outrage
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